Please note that the catalogue illustration is larger than actual size.
We are most grateful to Professor Paul Joannides for informing us that the figure of the risen Christ, and the soldier bearing a shield to the lower right are taken from Michelangelo's black chalk drawing of the Resurrection in the British Museum, dated circa 1532-3. Please see H. Chapman, Michelangelo Drawings: closer to the Master, exhib. cat., London 2005, no. 78, p. 221.
This drawing has been requested for the forthcoming exhibition, Napoli: ritorno al barocco. Da Caravaggio a Vanvitelli (1606 - 1750), to be held in Naples from December 2009 to April 2010.
We are very grateful to Ann Sutherland-Harris for informing us that the figures in this drawing have been taken from Pietro da Cortona's fresco in the right-hand vault of the Salone of Palazzo Barberini, Rome.
Please note that in the catalogue the image of drawing 12 (The Ascension) has been omitted, while drawing 10 (The Flight into Egypt) has mistakenly been illustrated twice.
Please note that this drawing is incised for transfer.
Please note that this is Property from a Swiss Private Collection
Please note that this drawing will be sold unframed
Please note that the title of this drawing should be "The Converter of the Heathen".
We are very grateful to Andreas Heese, of the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett, for providing the following additional information.
Revised Provenance: Nationale-Galerie, Berlin (L.1640; inv. no. 1379), by 1905; given in 1928 to Leo Lewin, Breslau; Baron Gerhard von Pölnitz-Aschbach (then as in catalogue)
Exhibited: Berlin, Königliche National-Galerie, Austellung von Werken Adolph von Menzels, 1905, cat. no. 1649
Literature: M. Schmidt-Aachen, 'Adolf von Menzel', in Zeitschrift für Bildende Kunst, NF 7, 1896, p.64; L. Pelizzari, Menzel in Verona, Leipzig 2008, p.333
Please note that this drawing has a pendent in the same media and with similar dimensions, Saint Paul in a Landscape, in a UK private collection. Both drawings were published by W. Sumowski, 'Zeichnungen aus dem Rembrandt-Kreis', in Festschrift to Erik Fischer: European Drawings from six Centuries, Copenhagen 1990, pp. 177-180, reproduced figs. 12-13.